Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Canary Islands

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El Camino de Santiago : The Final Chapter, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

El Camino de Santiago : The Final Chapter

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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Well, we made it. That's right, we actually went ahead and walked 790-some kilometres from France to Santiago de Compostela while carrying all our possessions on our back and (mostly) sleeping in creaky bunk beds surrounded by many other less-than-fresh ...

Santiago de Compostela., Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Santiago de Compostela.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Santiago de ...

Returned, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Returned

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... was the destination, enjoy the lamb !!! Landing at La Coruna, she was excited as she had never been to Spain before, so we grabbed a car and headed over to Santiago. We had chosen this place as she had her about our walks and rides so we thought it would ...

The coast of Spain, Santiago, Spain travel blog

The coast of Spain

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... in use today and even better still is the fact that you can climb it. So we did. We had lunch here and then drove down the coast to Santiago de Compostela. Home of a cathedral which has the bones of S.T.James inside. Lovely twin tower built in the 13th ...

il Primitivo, Day 11, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

il Primitivo, Day 11

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... , they dried up. It was a kind of a head fuck as the Ks were going down quiet quickly before the signs dried up !!! Santiago loomed pretty fast, and after four hours, we had arrived, so we did the thing that you do here and that was get our Caminos. This ...

Ruta de la Plata, Day 13, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Ruta de la Plata, Day 13

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... , and found our way to the square where we took the usual photos before grabbing our room, and after that, it was time for the compostela and beers !!!  For the next couple of days, we took Paul on a tour of Santiago, well mainly the bars for food, ...

Camino de Santiago, Day 8, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Camino de Santiago, Day 8

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... we had finished talking and laughing about the walk, we went our separate ways. It had been fun meeting them all, but our time here in Santiago was over. And Finally Start - Padron Finish - Santiago de Compostella Distance - 25.3 Total Distance - ...

Cycling il Primitivo, Day 5, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Cycling il Primitivo, Day 5

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... somebody had not let it down the previous night, but at least the quick release was done up !!! GPS Link - Melide to Santiago de Compostella Distance Travelled - 52.3 Klms Total Travelled - 311.9 Klms Whilst pumping up the tyre, I noticed that there were ...

il Primitivo, Day 5, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

il Primitivo, Day 5

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... Our room was booked for the following day, and the city was pretty much sold out, it was July the 24th, the day before Santiago/St James's birthday, and tonight there would be a party to celebrate the fact, but first a room had to be found. We split up in ...

Obama wins and Marie makes it to Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Obama wins and Marie makes it to Santiago

A travel blog entry by mariebee

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After 31 days walking (with one day off for good behaviour.. well, one day off because I was exhausted and needed to sleep!) I made it across Spain..along the centuries old Camino de Santiago.. St James Way.. ...

El Camino: Day 33, Santiago de Compostela, España travel blog

El Camino: Day 33

A travel blog entry by aggiesontheway

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... when we get home. It was a beautiful and enriching last five weeks and I'm very blessed to have had the opportunity to walk the Camino de Santiago with the four I started with and all those whom we met along the way. Thank you all and Buen Camino! ...

Camino prep Workshop, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Camino prep Workshop

A travel blog entry by pugetview

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... do just fine. Three car garage would be even better. (There is even a 500 bed albergue just before Santiago!) 3.  Go to your local Rent-a-Center and rent 15 bunk beds.  You may be thinking, ¨No way are all those bunk beds going to ...

Du 29 septembre au 4 octobre, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Du 29 septembre au 4 octobre

A travel blog entry by lerouxsimard

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Du 29 septembre au 4 octobre - September 29 to October 4  - LA FIN   / THE ...

¡Estoy en España!, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

¡Estoy en España!

A travel blog entry by amybing

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... ski teamers one guess which one that was... But it was located and will show up here tomorrow morning. That was a great "welcome to Spain, hope your spanish is good enough to describe what a single event waterski bag is and that you lost it" present! ...

Despidada, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Despidada

A travel blog entry by amybing

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Well, this is it folks. After a killer wine hangover from hell, a pounding sinus infection, two miserable finals and one hour more of packing, we were ready for our good bye dinner. We all met at a fancy restaurant for one last typical spanish meal all ...

Week 7 (Galicia), Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Week 7 (Galicia)

A travel blog entry by michelleincr

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Friday morning I got on a train to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. 11 hours on a train. Horrible.  OF COURSE, a fat, smelly guy sat next to me for the last 9 hours of the trip.  When I got to Santiago, it was sprinkling a bit and I headed ...

Half Documented, More to Come, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Half Documented, More to Come

A travel blog entry by jciafone

... bit sad that I don't have more written about my own trip, but I realize it was more important at that time that I had a genuine and private experience. I apologize to anyone who read my first 15 or so entries and was disappointed at their abrupt end. I am ...

Back to where they walk slow and talk fast, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Back to where they walk slow and talk fast

A travel blog entry by amybing

... . Poor guy. So he met me at Vera's. We got my phone all charged up and went for lunch and coffee with Chris and Adrian. It was sunny in Santiago so it was wonderful. Then they helped me get my skis and backpack and hopped on another plane!! ...

Ein Tag in Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Ein Tag in Santiago

A travel blog entry by rene_sabine

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... , dick und dünn, schwarz und weiß. Der Camino vebindet sie alle miteinander. Es ist ein Schmelztiegel der Menschheit und Santiago ist wirklich eine Weltkulturstadt der Menschen. Er beschreibt das Leben mit allen Höhen und Tiefen im Zeitraffer, aber mit ...

O Pedrouzo (20) to Santiago de Compostella, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

O Pedrouzo (20) to Santiago de Compostella

A travel blog entry by derekandrew

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... into hotel room. The Hotel San Francisco Monumento is a converted convent. In fact said to be the oldest convent in Spain. It's very nice inside and the room is nicely done with retained stone walls. I was going to have dinner here but it's only ...

One Month!!, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

One Month!!

A travel blog entry by amybing

... everyday. There's so many local events that go on everyday, even the locals have to be tourists to see all the exhibits and celebrations. The language isn't intimidating anymore, I don't really have to think too much before I open my mouth (which is ...

Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Santiago de Compostela

A travel blog entry by prixaila

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Santiago. Lindo. Mae, vc vai amar conhecer esse ...

Myth Busters, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Myth Busters

A travel blog entry by amybing

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True or False? Europen women don't shave. True! They wax! One word ¡Ouchy! Prepair to witness the worst experience of my life! (well, aside from the dumb idea of piercing my tongue that one time..or when I crashed over the handle bars of a moped) ...

When a Mother and Child Reunion, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

When a Mother and Child Reunion

A travel blog entry by jayton

 is only a heartbeat away.   Words courtesy of Paul Simon   Saturday Arrived in Santiago at 7 am and had a quick breakfast in the station cafe.  Got a taxi to the little place we were staying in and got there at about ...

Rest and contemplate, Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Rest and contemplate

A travel blog entry by ranmar

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... place we wanted was not open. A gentleman guided us to another place. We had the peregrinos meal- ensalada , salmon or chicken and Santiago cake. It all had. Good flavor and we left comfortably satisfied. Back to our hotel for a drink in the peregrinos ...

Good God Almighty, we are here at last!, Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Good God Almighty, we are here at last!

A travel blog entry by jwhit8744

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... Camino and present your Credential with all the stamps from alburges where you've stayed and restaurants/bars or churches, you´re award a Certificate (compostela).  So we have our certificate!    Checked into a hostel and walked ...

Day 35 (17 July): Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Day 35 (17 July): Santiago

A travel blog entry by brendymac

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... there were pilgrims there from all parts of the world, a fabulous atmosphere. It was high point of the pilgrim's arrival in Santiago- a thanksgiving for all the blessings. As I glanced down at the leaflet I had been given for the Eucharistic prayer, I ...

At the Pilgrim's Mass, Santiago Cathedral (17 July, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

At the Pilgrim's Mass, Santiago Cathedral (17 July

A travel blog entry by brendymac

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Brendan McManus SJ on ...

Vigo and Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Vigo and Santiago de Compostela

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

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... were able to see many examples of the 'beds' used for this farming. After about an hour and a half we reached Santiago de Compostela and walked through the charming streets to the Cathedral.  The streets in the old town are all made of large ...

10km walk to church, Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

10km walk to church

A travel blog entry by ranmar

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... . Arrived around 10 and met Jim, our Irish Camino friend. A friendly peregrinos from Kentucky showed us the way to the compostela office to receive our certificate. Waited in line with Camino friends, Denis and Erin who are a father daughter pair from ...

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